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Mayor Vince Gray continued his King-Kong-Ain’t-Got-Shit-On-Me tour this morning with interview at Newstalk with Bruce DePuyt.
The short version of Gray’s stance: it was impossible for to prevent all the shenanigans that went on during his $3 million campaign, but voters can rest assured that he’s perfectly up to the task of running a $10 billion-a-year city government.
Far more interesting was the scorn Gray gave to the three councilmembers who have called for his resignation. He essentially called Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh a chicken for telling him of her plan via voicemail, instead of coming to tell him face to face. He said At-Large Councilmember David Catania is a bitter former Republican who is lashing out because Gray has curbed his influence over the city’s health agencies. And Gray painted Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser as a shallow opportunist: “Bowser wants to be mayor, so I’m hardly surprised by that.”
If only Gray was so candid about what happened on his campaign.